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James R. Thomas
James Thomas was born and grew up
in kingsley, Iowa. He attended college in colorado and received his law
degree from the UW School of Law
while working for the Grey Line company and the Seattle School District.
Thomas moved to omak and opened a
law office in okanogan with his father-in-law, Judge Joseph Wicks, in 1962.
During his 50 years of practicing law,
Thomas served seven years as a prosecuting attorney and was an okanogan
county Superior court judge for more
than a decade. Thomas enjoyed carpentry and remodeled the family home
in his spare time. He enjoyed travel,
playing golf, musical theater, and
classical music. Thomas was a past-president of the okanogan-omak Rotary club, a member of the okanogan
Historical Society, and a past exalted
Ruler of the omak elks Lodge.
James Thomas died March 31, 2013,
at the age of 78.
Dirk L. Vincent
Dirk Vincent was a founding partner of
Fairbank & Vincent in Los Angeles. He
was an adjunct professor at Loyola Law
School and USc Gould School of Law.
Dirk Vincent died Feb. 14, 2013.
Raymond R. Whitlow
Raymond R. Whitlow was born in Seattle and grew up on a wheat and alfalfa farm between ephrata and Quincy.
He received a wrestling scholarship to
Washington State University, where
he graduated with a degree in political science. Whitlow received his law
degree from the University of oregon
School of Law. He served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Marine corps,
rising to the rank of commissioned Lt.
Active Duty. After law school, Whitlow served as a judge advocate. He
received the National Defense Service
Medal, Sea Service Duty Medal, and
Reserve Medal. Whitlow spent several
years as a criminal deputy prosecuting attorney for Benton county, and
was a staff attorney with Washington
Public Power Supply System before
joining the law firm of Hames, Anderson & Whitlow, where he practiced in
the areas of worker’s compensation,
Social Security, veterans’ affairs, and
Raymond Whitlow died March 18,
2013, at the age of 65. nwl